Thursday, November 26, 2015

Free Motion Quilting Video: Feathered Flower

I had someone ask for a tutorial on how to do the feathered flower design I was using on my niece's quilt. I've shot a video for you.



The design is pretty easy to do as long as you're comfortable with the basic paisley and the shape of a feather plume. It can be done densely as a filler or made quite large for a great all-over design.



I've been making good progress on this quilt! So nice to do something fun, fast, and free! I love doing my ruler work, but I love the freedom of a free motion filler!


I'm looking forward to getting this done and in the mail to the sweet baby in the next week or so!

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Now I am off in search of leftover pumpkin pie!

20 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Amy, for responding to my request. Looks great and I actually think I could do it!!!

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    1. You're quite welcome! I'm pretty sure you can do this, too.

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  2. Thank you Amy. I will try it today. A wonderful pattern.

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  3. This is such a fun pattern to sew!!

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    1. It sure is! Works up fast and a nice break from the detail quilting I had been doing.

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  4. You can vary this by doing a spiral instead of a paisley, too. Or, when done the feathers, bump back and outline them.

    This goes really fast.

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    1. Yes, there a ton of variations on this theme. I like the paisleys, because in a pinch, I can use a feather plume as the start of a paisley!

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  5. I love this design. I will give it a try.

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  6. I love your tutorial and find that adding plumes to other basic motifs really allows for great e2e patterns. Here's one I did (on my Juki TL2010Q) that I call "Funky Feather Swirls".....a large motif resembling more of a longarm version...... https://treadlemusic.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/red-white-quilta-finish/

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    1. Yes, this design works up great as an edge to edge.

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  7. Good morning Amy, I have not been out in my studio for a week now . . . my hubby is home on vacation and it throws off my normal schedule . . . we have all been there, right :) Loved the video and I can not wait to give it a try. Note to self: Must steal away a little time to myself today, to try this :)
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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    1. You better believe it! I love it when the hubby is home, but it does wreak havoc on the routine! Holidays mean the kids are with me more which is a mixed bag when it comes to getting things done. But it's still nice here so we enjoy it. Right now, I'm on the porch with my laptop and the kids are playing in the yard!

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  8. Amy ..Thanks again for inspiration.... I love how you can address for us newbies the "oops where do I go now? moment" To me that is invaluable info and now all I ask is for a way to watch your videos while I am quilting lol...Val

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    1. Thanks Val! That would be a neat trick. I've listened to pod cast, but watched a video? I think that's beyond me! Though I am thinking of quilting live on Periscope.

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  9. Hi Amy-- I just want to thank you for this tutorial. I am always getting hung up on where to go next and how to plan out my quilting so that I end up where i want to be. I find myself stuck in a corner and can't get out. This was so clear in your tutorial. I am going to try to slow down and be sure that I know where I am going before I quilt a motif. Thanks again.

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    1. You are quite welcome! Drawing designs out helps a bunch with 'mapping' the designs-- that's my term for figuring out where to go next. Just make sure you either draw lines or go to the edge of the paper to act as boundaries as you practice.

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